Almanac – Tuesday 04/26/22 | KALW

Today is Tuesday, April 26, 2022,

April 26 is the 116th day of the year

249 days remain until the end of the year.

The sun rose at 6:19:27

and sunset will be at 7:56:41 PM.

We will have 13 hours and 37 minutes of daylight.

The solar transit was at 13:08:04.

The first low tide will be at 2:36 a.m. at 1.67 feet

The first high tide will be at 8:11 a.m. at 4.93 feet

The next low tide at 2:38 p.m. at 0.01 feet

and the last high tide at Ocean Beach tonight will be at 9:20 p.m. at 5.53 feet

The Moon is currently visible at 19.4%

a descending crescent

New Moon in 4 days on Saturday April 30, 2022 at 1:28 p.m.

There will also be a partial solar eclipse

Today it’s…

alien day

Audubon Day

Organize your day

Kiss a friend day

hug an australian day

National thesis day

National Horse Aid Day

National Children and Pets Day

National Pretzel Day

National Richter Scale Day

National Static Electricity Day

School Bus Drivers Day

world intellectual property day

Today is also…

Chernobyl Disaster Celebrations:

Chernobyl Tragedy Remembrance Day in Belarus

Memorial Day of Radiological Accidents and Disasters in Russia

Confederate Memorial Day in Florida

Union Day in Tanzania

On this day in history…

1564 – Playwright William Shakespeare is baptized in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England (date of birth unknown).

1777 – 16-year-old Sybil Ludington traveled 40 miles (64 km) to alert American colonial forces of approaching British regular forces

1803 – Thousands of meteor fragments fall from the sky over L’Aigle, France; the event convinces European scientists that meteors exist.

1937 – Spanish Civil War: Guernica, Spain, is bombed by the German Luftwaffe.

1954 – The first clinical trials of Jonas Salk’s polio vaccine begin in Fairfax County, Virginia.

1956 – SS Ideal X, the world’s first successful container ship, leaves Port Newark, New Jersey, for Houston, Texas.

1958 – The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad’s Royal Blue last run from Washington, D.C. to New York after 68 years, the first American passenger train to use electric locomotives.

1964 – Tanganyika and Zanzibar merge to form the United Republic of Tanzania.

1981 – Dr. Michael R. Harrison of the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center performs the world’s first open human fetal surgery.

1986 – The Chernobyl disaster occurs in the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic.

1993 – Space Shuttle Columbia is launched on mission STS-55 to conduct experiments aboard the Spacelab module.

1994 – South Africa begins its first multiracial election, which is won by Nelson Mandela’s African National Congress.

2005 – Cedar Revolution: Under international pressure, Syria withdraws the last of its 14,000 military garrison troops from Lebanon, ending its 29-year military dominance over that country (Syrian occupation of Lebanon).

2018 – American comedian Bill Cosby is convicted of sexual assault.

2019 – Marvel Studios’ blockbuster film Avengers: Endgame was released, becoming the highest-grossing film of all time, surpassing Avatar’s previous box office record.

…and if today is your birthday, happy birthday! You are sharing this special day with…

121 – Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor (died 180)

1785 – John James Audubon, French-American ornithologist and painter (d. 1851)

1798 – Eugène Delacroix, French painter and lithographer (d. 1863)

1822 – Frederick Law Olmsted, American journalist and designer, co-designed Central Park (died 1903)

1886 – Ma Rainey, American singer-songwriter (died 1939)

1889 – Ludwig Wittgenstein, Austrian-English philosopher and scholar (died 1951)

1912 – AE van Vogt, Canadian-American author (died 2000)

1914 – Bernard Malamud, American novelist and short story writer (died 1986)

1933 – Carol Burnett, American actress, singer and producer

1938 – Duane Eddy, American singer-songwriter, guitarist and actor

1938 – Maurice Williams, American doo-wop/R&B singer-songwriter

1943 – Gary Wright, American singer-songwriter, keyboardist and producer

1958 – Giancarlo Esposito, American actor, director and producer

1961 – Joan Chen, Chinese-American actress, director, producer and screenwriter

1963 – Jet Li, Chinese-Singaporean martial artist, actor and producer

1965 – Kevin James, American actor and comedian

1970 – Melania Trump, Slovenian-American model; 47th First Lady of the United States

1980 – Channing Tatum, American actor and producer

1983 – Jessica Lynch, American soldier

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